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- Address: Piazza Duomo, 21, Verona 37121, Italy
- Hours: Open daily, 9am-6pm in summer, 4pm in winter.
- Admission: €3
The 12th century cathedral was built on top of a pre-existing medieval church which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1117. The facade is Romanesque with Gothic elements. Inside, the church continued to be added to and renovated over many centuries; the interior is largely decorated with Renaissance paintings, and a 16th century bell tower was left unfinished. The lighting system dates from 2002!
The things to see here are the lovely, gentle portal sculptures in the western doorway by Maestro Nicolo dating from 1139 (they are conveniently signed and dated). The south door has sculptures depicting the story of Jonah, a lion, an angel and the Virgin Mary. Two sculpted holy warriors, Oliver and Uliviero, guard the entrance. Inside don't miss Titian's painting of the Assumption of the Virgin.